School Choice Down to the Wire, Common Core Rumblings, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
Friday's ed news
Wisconsin holds a hearing on Common Core national education standards.
The South Carolina Senate passes an education tax credit bill.
In Texas, a charter school expansion and testing reduction bills become linked.
While the public trusts teachers to know what's best for schools, teachers do what's best for themselves.
Political payback on another bill sinks Missouri's Common Core repeal.
The governor's Maine school choice bills find bipartisan opposition.
Remember when Congress tried to make schools switch the country to the metric system?
Why more government preschool will not benefit Michigan tots. A Michigan House committee passes a bill requiring teachers to be paid according to performance.
One in five children worldwide gets government-provided food at school.
Wednesday's ed news
What does a teacher have to do to get kicked out of Los Angeles schools?
A new Minnesota law lets childcare workers unionize.
The head of the nation's second largest teachers union gets into a spat with several state superintendents over Common Core.
The most recent figures for K-12 spending per pupil have arrived. It's barely gone down nationwide.
A study finds giving students computers at home has no effect on their academic achievement.
Washington DC's mayor lets charter schools reuse 16 old public school buildings.
Tuesday's ed news
Delay Common Core implementation, Pennsylvania's governor orders.
The Oklahoma House Speaker moves fast on a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core.
Alabama lawmakers override the governor's attempt to delay a hew school choice law two years.
Parent Trigger foes in Florida have inflated the number of their supporters.
Texans pull the plug on controversial curriculum CSCOPE.
Parents, students, and teachers in New York erupt over being forced to field test future tests for free.
A statewide district for failing schools gets a hearing in the Texas House.
Monday's ed news
Wisconsin's voucher schools do not discriminate against disabled students, explains Patrick Wolf.
An update on Ohio's school records scandal.
Teacher colleges in Florida work to improve their programs.
After statewide technical difficulties with testing, Oklahoma considers what's next.
Every San Francisco kindergartener is now automatically enrolled in a college savings account.
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